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Chiltern Open Air Museum



Newlands Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB

Tel: +44 (0)1494 871 117

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks


Looking for somewhere to go with the kids? Why not take them time travelling? Join us at the Chiltern Open Air Museum for a hands-on journey through 2,000 years of living history, captured perfectly through our exciting events programme and in our collection of genuine historic buildings.

Little Known Facts:
1. The Museum houses over 30 reconstructed traditional Chilterns' buildings covering 2000 years of history from the Iron Age to Second World War, including a newly reconstructed Wychert (limestone earth) cottage from Haddenham in the Aylesbury Vale. To our knowledge, no one has built a wychert cottage since the 1930s. Also our new Information Centre is housed in Astleham Cottage, reputed to be one of Henry VIII's hunting lodges.
2. The Museum holds over 25 themed events each season including Medieval Knights, the Roman Army, Classic Vehicles, crafts and Halloween. At our heavy Horse events did you know you can see Shire Horses, Percheron, Clydesdale and Belgian?
3. The Museum has been used recently for many film locations including Downton Abbey which featured Chiltern Open Air Museum, Horrible Histories, Call the Midwife and Midsomer Murders in 2011.

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Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction


  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Children’s packs
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles


  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Audio Tours
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

It is close to a number of main routes and are signposted from the M25 at junction 17. Follow the signs to Maple Cross and from there the brown signs to the Museum. The museum is also signposted from the A413 at Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter.

Public Transport Directions

Train - The Chiltern Line from London Marylebone or the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street to Chalfont and Latimer or Chorleywood are within short taxi rides of the museum.
Bus - Several bus services also run to Newland Park (less frequently at weekends).

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